Former UTC Athletic Director Steve Sloan Dies At Age 79

  • Monday, April 15, 2024

Steve Sloan, who served as the athletic director at UTC for four years, leaving in 2006, has died at the age of 79. 

Mr. Sloan was from Cleveland and graduated from Bradley Central High School. During his high school career at Bradley Central High School he was an honor student and in both 1960 and 1961 he was selected to the All State football and basketball teams as well as being named the Associated Press’s Number one player in the state for both sports.  

He was also one of the top prep golfers in Tennessee and had won state championship honors in the sports of football, basketball, baseball and golf.

Paul "Bear" Bryant recruited him to play for Alabama and he went on to play for the Atlanta Falcons. 

He then went on to coach, beginning with Florida State and then on to Georgia Tech, Vanderbilt, Texas Tech, Ole Miss and then Duke. He later served as athletic director for Alabama, Central Florida and finally UTC, when he retired. 



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